Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong wave a US flag during a demonstration in 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong wave a US flag during a demonstration in 2019. Photo: Felix Wong

exclusive | Hong Kong national security law: time is ‘ripe’ for Article 23 with focus on combating ‘state-level spying’, minister says

  • Security secretary Chris Tang says authorities expect less of a backlash now than in 2003 to bring back shelved bill, given residents have witnessed 2019 social unrest
  • He adds that bill could be passed in the next four-year term of the legislature

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong wave a US flag during a demonstration in 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong wave a US flag during a demonstration in 2019. Photo: Felix Wong

Corrected [3:46pm, 23 Sep, 2021]

  • [3:46pm, 23 Sep, 2021]

    This article has been updated to clarify the length of term for Hong Kong's legislature. It is four years, not five.

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